"Levers of Change" and "Essentials to Making Change Last" best describe:
Engaged team members
Systems and structures
A rich array of communication strategies
An MR control chart would best be used if:
There are binomial assumptions satisfied, and the process is not slowly changing
The data type is continuous, and the process is slowly changing
The data type is discrete, and binomial assumptions are satisfied
The data type is continuous, and the process is changing, but not slowly
Process A has a standard deviation of 10. Process B has a standard deviation of 5. These processes need to be performed in series where the output of process A flows into process
B. What would the approximate standard deviation be for the combined A-B process?
Which tool can illustrate a negative correlation?
How would you define the Y for the following situation? "Problem Statement: Customers are experiencing delays in obtaining solutions to their problems during their calls into the call center."
Time to answer call
Time to resolve
Time to escalate
Length of call time
What is the most important aspect to ensure a quality solution is accepted?
Senior management support
Refer to the paragraph below when answering the next two questions. A computer component manufacturer produces and delivers multiple types of peripheral devices to a large corporate customer that uses "just in time" manufacturing. In interviewing the IT and purchasing managers, a DMAIC team learned that "on time" delivery (e.g., delivery of components as promised) is a major customer requirement. The Customer has notified us that they expect product delivery on the committed dates and do not want them either early or late. Which of the following is the best output measure (Y) for this project?
Cycletime between actual and originally scheduled delivery dates
Number of days delayed from the originally scheduled delivery dates
Number of early deliveries
Number of early and late deliveries
Paragraph repeated from previous question:
A computer component manufacturer produces and delivers multiple types of peripheral
devices to a large corporate customer that uses "just in time" manufacturing. In interviewing the IT and purchasing managers, a DMAIC team learned that "on time" delivery (e.g., delivery of components as promised) is a major customer requirement. In this project, a Pareto chart could be used to determine which of the following?
Time it takes to resolve a late shipment
Type of component not delivered on time
Cost per component not delivered on time
Non-value added steps in the delivery process
Refer to the paragraph below when answering the next two questions. Customer
specifications mandate that the dimension of a widget can be no greater than 25.0 mm. Assume the mean of this normally distributed population is 22.0 mm with a standard deviation of 1.5mm. Which is the closest approximation to the short term sigma?
Paragraph repeated from previous question: Customer specifications mandate that the
dimension of a widget can be no greater than 25.0 mm. Assume the mean of this normally distributed population is 22.0 mm with a standard deviation of 1.5mm. Which is the closest approximation to the long term sigma?
Refer to the box plots above when answering the next two questions. What is the mean
for sample 1?
Cannot tell from the graph
Box plots duplicated from previous question. Which sample has a distribution that is
skewed to the right?
D. Cannot tell from the graph
Ex-EastEnder Danniella Westbrook is the first celebrity rumoured to have signed up for Strictly Come Dancing 2014.
The former Walford regular is hoping her stint on the ballroom dancing show – notorious for producing romances between the professional and celebrity dancers – will help her heal from her heartache after splitting from her husband Kevin Jenkins this month after 12 years together.
‘Despite the sad start to the year, she knows ending it with the glamour of Strictly would be perfect,’ a source told The Sun.
The actress, who is famous for playing Sam Mitchell in BBC soap EastEnders, is the first star linked to a spot on the dancing show.
She was persuaded to sign up by her Striclty pro-dancer friend James Jordan.
Danniella is no stranger to reality TV, having previously enjoyed stints on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in 2003 and Dancing On Ice in 2010.
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There will be a free Mother’s Day event, Joey’s Artisan Festival, featuring live music, vendors, art and food from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., May 12 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.
The festival is in honor of Joey Boone, who died last year at the age of 21 as a result of mental illness. He had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and major depressive disorder.
The event will raise awareness and help other families that are struggling with similar illnesses.
Artists who struggle with mental illness will receive materials, equipment, transportation and art space to show their work at the festival.
In addition, they will receive free food and financial compensation for their sold art.
For more information, call Joey’s mother, AnnMarie Boone Ballinger, at (310) 600-5281 or visit .facebookmjoeysartisanfestival.
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Crescent City Blues and Barbecue Festival Lafayette Square, across from Gallier Hall. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents the fifth annual free festival, with two stages of music, a crafts fair, and grilled treats, 10:30 a.m.-8:15. Free admission. Today's lineup on the Juke Joint Stage features the New Orleans Blues Society Concert Winner (TBA), 10:30 a.m., Carol Fran, 12:30, Otis Taylor with Don Vappie, 2:15, Corey Harris, 4:15, Henry Gray, 6:15; on the Dancehall Stage: Honey Island Swamp Band, 11:30 a.m., Little Freddie King, 1:15, Stanton Moore Trio plus Anders Osborne, 3:15, Luther Kent & Trick Bag, 5:15, Taj Mahal, 7.
Oktoberfest Deutsches Haus, 200 S. Galvez St. German food, music and dancing are featured, 1 to midnight. Admission $8, free to children 12 and under. Call 522.8014.
2010 Fall Garden Festival Botanical Garden, City Park. Horticultural displays, vendors, demonstrations and presentations by artists and landscape designers, a children's area and music on the outdoor stage, 10 a.m.-6. Performers scheduled today are Egg Yolk Jubilee, 11 a.m., Miss Sophie Lee, 1, Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 3, New Orleans Moonshiners, 4:45. Admission is $8. Call 483.9488, .garden.neworleanscityparkm.
Violet Oyster Festival Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2621 Colonial Drive, Violet. The festival returns for the first time since Hurricane Katrina with rides, games, crafts, contests, raffles, food and music, 11 a.m.-11, with fireworks at 9, music by August Rush, 2, NaNaSha, 7. Call 281.2267, .olol-churchm.
Festival of the Lake Our Lady of the Lake School, 316 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Music, games, crafts, food, games and rides for children, a car show and more, 11 a.m.-11. Music includes Sharon Schech 12:30, Austin Sicard & the Medics, 4, Marcia Ball, at 8. The vintage car show is 11 a.m.-5 on the festival grounds. Free admission. Call 985.626.5671, ext. 113.
Wild Things! Southeast Louisiana Refuges Headquarters, 61389 Louisiana 434, Lacombe. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites the public to a free festival celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week, with canoe, van and pontoon boat tours, a casting pond, hayride, wildflower walks, the Youth Wildlife Art Show, conservation displays, hands-on activities, food, information on volunteer activities and entertainment by Chuck Cavette and the All-stars and The Sarah Boddie Band, 10 a.m.-5. Call 985.882.2000.
House of Shock 319 Butterworth St., Jefferson. The intense haunted house opens at 8 (tickets go on sale at 7). The box office closes at 11, and the house closes once final guests make their way through it. Tickets are $25 at the box office and also can be purchased online at .houseofshockm, where a $40 VIP Fast Pass also is available.
Chamber of Horrors 702 E. Airline Highway, LaPlace. The haunted house is open, 7:30-midnight. Admission is $12, free with blood donation to The Blood Center.
The Mortuary 4800 Canal St. Scary haunted house, not suitable for young children. Hours are 7-11. Admission is $25, group discounts available. Call 483.2350.
2010 Algiers Point Tour of Homes Purchase tickets and begin tour at the registration table in front of the Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan St. The tour showcases seven homes with a range of architectural and renovation styles and three churches, all within an easy walk of the Algiers Ferry Landing, 11 a.m.-5 today-Sun. Tickets are $15. Call 361.0736. Proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations in Algiers Point. Call 361.0736.
Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre The Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre sponsor a walking tour of private and historic courtyards and gardens in the French Quarter, noon-4 today-Sun. Six courtyards will be open each day for the self-guided tour (different ones each day). Tickets are $20 each day, free for children younger than 12. Tickets available today at Gallier House, 1132 Royal St., and Sunday at the Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St. Proceeds benefit the annual caroling in Jackson Square.
Rescued on the Runway Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave. Fashion show fundraiser benefits the Humane Society of Louisiana, the LASPCA and other rescue groups with a doggie fashion show, costume contest for best-dressed pet, music, food and prizes, 6-9:30. $15 at the door. Call 269.8711.
Youth Change Awards Dinner Lavin-Bernick Center (second floor), Tulane University. The awards honor outstanding young people, ages 7-25, who have shown leadership in environmental activism, communications and media arts, and community service initiatives, 6. Tickets are $50 adults, $25 youths. Call 529.1922, ext. 114.
A Starry Night Affair Waldorf School of New Orleans, 517 Soraparu St. The school fundraiser takes place, 7-10. Tickets are $50 in advance, $90 per couple, and include music by The Panorama Jazz Band, an auction, appetizers and an open bar. Tickets will be available at the door for an additional charge. Call 525.2420, .WaldorfNOLA.
St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center Gala 2025 Constance St. The Friends of St. Alphonsus sponsor the fundraiser, 7:30-11. "Return to Bali Hai" and don beach attire, '60s outfits or dress for the Miss Pontchartrain Beach Contest. Celebrity guests include Becky Allen, who will crown the winner. Tickets are $60, $100 per couple, and include a Polynesian buffet, exotic drinks, and games and prizes. Call 524.8116.
The National WWII Museum 945 Magazine St. Call 528.1944, ext. 331. Members of The Living History Corps share their knowledge of life on the battlefield and on the homefront, 11 a.m.-3; Lagniappe Lecture: Museum Education Program Coordinator Walt Burgoyne presents "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII, " noon. Free. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 daily. Call 528.1944, ext. 229.
SOLA-RWA Writers Meeting East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. The Romance Writers of America presents "The Core of Romance" by author Jade Lee, 10 a.m. ors are welcome.
Jefferson Parish Library Events East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. s Bud Faust and Katheryn Laborde discuss their books, 12:30. Free. Call 849.8826.
Garden District Book Shop 2727 Prytania St. Sara Roahen discusses and signs "The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook, " 1-3. Call 895.2266.
Afro American Book Stop 7056 Read Blvd. Jerrelda Drummer-Sanders signs "Emergent Twinge from Daisy Dukes to Business Suits, " 1-3. Proceeds support Mother's Helpers, a mentoring group addressing juvenile crime. Call 508.5844.
Octavia Books 10th Anniversary Party 513 Octavia St. The party features music by Phil Melancon, appetizers, cake, sparkling refreshments and a promised announcement regarding the future of literature in New Orleans, 2-5. Call 899.7323.
La Nuit Comedy Theater 5039 Freret St., 231.7011. James Adomian "Breaking Even" Tour, featuring Bill Dykes and Jonah Bascle, 8. Call 231.7011.
National Comedy Company Yo Mama's, 727 St. Peter St. Audience interactive improv comedy show, featuring Stevie G., Lynae LeBlanc, Jay Tombstone, Richard Mayer, the blues of Smartass Nick and others, 10. $10, $8 online. Call 523.7469, .nationalcomedycompanym.
BROWN! Improv Comedy Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Comedy show with music, video sketches and games, featuring Gant Laborde, Kenneth LaFrance, Kelli Rosher, Jonathan Christensen and Bob Murrell, 10. $10, $7 members, students. Call. 827.5858.
Cole Brothers Circus Zephyr Field Parking Lot, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie. Trapeze artists, animal acts, clowns and more, 4:30 and 7:30. Tickets are $17 adults, $12 children ages 2-12. Discounted admission for adult tickets purchased in advance at .ticketsm or call 888.332.0. Free tickets for children at .freekidsticketsm.
Operation Pumpkin The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St. Children can trick-or-treat throughout the mall, in costume, while doctors use their surgical skills to carve jack-o'-lanterns that will be judged by local celebrities and sold to the public. Uncarved pumpkins will be available for purchase for children to decorate with help from RHINO Gallery artists, 10 a.m.-1. Call 896.9373.
First Presbyterian Church Kids Carnival 5401 S. Claiborne Ave. Food, games, a spacewalk and a pumpkin patch, 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit the homeless. Call 866.7409.
Stories in Storyland City Park. A tribute to the late Coleen Salley, beloved storyteller and author, will be dedicated, 11 a.m. The installation will include a sculpture of Ms. Salley sitting on a bench with the star of her books, Epossumondas, sitting on her lap. Storytellers Gloria Pushker, Donald Lewis, Adella Gautier, Chakula cha Jua and Kalpana Saxena will read from her books, beginning at 11:15 a.m. Storyland admission is $3.
Louisiana Children's Museum 420 Julia St. The museum celebrates National Chemistry Month with science activities, 11 a.m.-3. Make liquid nitrogen ice cream, learn about invisible ink, shoot Alka-Seltzer rockets and visit with chemists from local universities. Regular museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 Tues.-Sat; noon-4:30 Sun. $7.50, members free. Admission is free to all this Sunday, courtesy of Target. Call 523.1357.
Maple Street Book Shop 7523 Maple St. Book-signing and CD release of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, " with children's entertainer Johnette Downing. Reading, 11:30 a.m., costume contest and parade, 11:45 (children are invited to dress as their favorite insect, eat worms, drink bug juice and be scary); book-signing at noon. Call 866.4916.
Children's Castle 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner. The Porta Puppet Players present the tale of forgetful witch Broomella. "Witch Class, " 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $5. Call 468.7231.
Yoga in the Garden Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. A certified instructor from the East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center leads the outdoor session, 8 a.m. $5, free for NOMA and Wellness Center members. Bring a yoga mat. Pre-register by calling EJGH Health Finder at 456.5000.
Craft Fair St. Martha Catholic Church, 2555 Apollo Ave., Harvey. Fourth annual craft fair, 9 a.m.-3, with food, holiday shopping and prizes. Call 366.1604.
Fall Bazaar Mel Ott Park, 2301 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna. The Friends of Mel Ott Park host the bazaar with crafts, food, music, a hayride around the park and games for children, 9 a.m.-2. Free admission. Call 361.7748.
Save Our Cemeteries Project SOC is partnering with Hands On New Orleans for volunteer clean-up at some of the city's historic cemeteries. This month's date is today from 9 a.m.-noon at Carrollton & St. Mary cemeteries, 1701 Hillary St. To participate, register at .handsonneworleans. Click on Volunteer, then Project Calendar.
Resurrection of Our Lord School Fest 4861 Rosalia Drive. Events include performances by students, hayrides, train rides, games and food, 10 a.m.-6. Call 243.2257.
Legal & Health Fair Touro Infirmary (second floor), 1401 Foucher St. Members of the New Orleans Bar Association will answer basic legal questions, help with living wills, durable power of attorney and related matters, 9 a.m.-1. Free.
Bywater Art Market Markey Park, 700 block of Piety Street at Royal Street. Local and national artists offer paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, textiles and give demonstrations, 10 a.m.-4. Also a "bark market" with adoptable dogs from the LASPCA, a dog wash, vendors, rescue groups and raffles. Call 944.7900, .bywaterartmarketm.
Celebracion Latina Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. A taste of Latin American culture with music, children's activities, food, crafts, 10 a.m.-5. Music by Grupo Sensation, 11:40 a.m., Fredy Omar con su Banda, 1, Casa Samba's Pagode Musical Group, 2:20, Ovi-G and the Froggies, 3:50. By zoo admission. Spanish language assistance will be available at the front gate. .AudubonInstitute.
Madisonville Art Market Along the Tchefuncte River on Water Street, Madisonville. Local artists sell paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture, stained glass, wood carvings and more, 10 a.m.-4. Free. Call 985.871.4918.
Cats & Kittens Adoption Day Jefferson Feed & Garden, 4421 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter will bring adoptable cats of all ages to the site, 10 a.m.-2. To view the pets, visit .fjas.petfinderm.
Historic Haunts: The Myths and Legends of the Vieux Carre The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. A Halloween-inspired tour of the Louisiana History Galleries, Tuesdays through Sundays at 2, through Oct. 30; and at 11 a.m., and 2 and 3 on Oct. 31. Admission $5; free to members. Intended for an adult audience. For information, visit .hnoc.
Cajun Jambalaya Cook Off Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave., Westwego. All the jambalaya you can eat with $10 entry fee, 11 a.m.-9. Music by Mojeaux, Aaron Foret and Vieux Carre. Children younger than 12 admitted free with an adult.
Delgado Animal Health Expo City Park Campus, 615 City Park Ave. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome and can enjoy the "Doggie Day Spa" with services provided by Delgado Vet Tech students plus vendors, adoptable dogs, food, a Halloween costume contest (at 3), pet photos, discounted microchipping, an education tent and more, noon-4. Free. Call 671.5640.
Whole Foods Markets 5600 Magazine St. and 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. The Louisiana Roadshow, with Edible New Orleans magazine, features tastings of local products and produce, noon-3. Free. Call 899.9119 or 888.8225.
New Orleans Secular Humanist Association Meeting Dominion Learning Center, Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St. Michael Hecht, president and CEO of Greater New Orleans ., is the guest speaker, 2. Free. Call 282.5459.
Southern Food and Beverage Museum Events Riverwalk, 1 Poydras St. Afternoon tea with Belinda Hulin, 2-4. By museum admission. Free for children younger than 12. Call 569.0405, .southernfood.
Fall for Art Downtown Covington. More than 50 galleries, merchants and artists showcase their work at the evening art walk, 6-9. The event also features music, a clay demonstration, the annual "Mix Masters" competition and a Chefs Competition. Pre-block party in the 600 block of Gibson Street, at 5, with music by Ruby Rendrag, Owen "Big Daddy O" Tufts and others. Free. Call 985.892.8650.
Open dances Club Silhouette Dances 3505 N. Hullen St. Open dance with music by Jake & the Nifty Fifties, 8:30. $5. Call 885.1771. ... VFW Dance 5033 Belle Terre Road, Marrero. VFW Post 7307 holds a dance, 8-midnight (doors open at 6) with music by Times Past. Admission is $10 per person. BYOL.
Singles Dances St. Clement of Rome Single and Single Again Dance Vosbein Hall, corner of Cleary and West Esplanade avenues, Metairie. Music by DJ Mark Sanders, 8-midnight. $10 per person. BYOL. No blue jeans, T-shirts, shorts or tennis shoes allowed. Call 952.2561 or 468.7721.
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Harvest Days LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. Living history demonstrations of domestic and harvest activities common on farms and plantations in the 19th century, hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin painting, hot air balloon rides, crafts, food and more, 8:30 a.m.-5 today-Sun. $7 adults; $6 seniors, LSU faculty and staff, and children ages 5-11; free for children younger than 5. Extra charge for some events, including the hayrides and hot air balloon rides. Call 225.765.2437.
FSI: Farm Scene Investigation Southern Promiseland Farm, 1212 Raygan Lane, Kiln, Miss. The farm opens to the public on weekends with a 10-acre corn maze hiding clues to a mystery, a 1.5-acre pumpkin patch, hayrides, farm animals, concession stand and other attractions. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 Saturdays, through Oct. 30; and 1-4 Sun (and Oct. 24). Admission is $8, $7 for children 3-11, and free for children 2 and younger (with adult). Group discounts available. Call 228.255.4866.
Old Farmers Day Brunett Farms, 56136 Loranger Road, Loranger. Re-enactments of bygone farming skills, contests, demonstrations of weaving, spinning, blacksmithing, smoking meat, syrup-making and much more, with wagon rides, horse and mule pulling contests, and food, 10 a.m.-4 (gates open, at 9 a.m.) today-Sun. Admission is $12 adults, $7 seniors and children ages 6-12, free for children younger than 6. Call 985.878.2360, .oldfarmersdaym.
Angola Prison Horse Auction Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola. The prison holds a public auction of some of the horses bred and raised at Angola, 11 a.m.-4. To register and view conditions of sale, visit .angolaprisonhorsesalem.
Mourning Tour St. Joseph Plantation, 3535 Louisiana 18, Vacherie. To showcase the customs and rituals of 19th-century Creole Louisiana, the house will be "dressed in full deep mourning, " through Nov. 2. The house is open Mondays through Saturdays (and this Sun.), with tours on the hour, starting at 10 a.m.; last tour starts at 3. Tickets: $15. Call 225.265.4078.
Covington Farmers Market 609 N. Columbia St., on the side lawn of City Hall, Covington. The Outsiders, featuring Leroy Fauntleroy and Buck Fermin perform, 9:30 a.m. Free. Call 985.892.1873.
New Orleans Jazz Historical Park Concerts ors Center, 916 N. Peters St. Children are invited to bring their own instruments and participate in a workshop with members of a brass band, 11 a.m., Darryl Adams leads the Tornado Brass Band, 2-3:30. Free. Call 589.4841.
Abita Springs Opry Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs. Louisiana "roots" music with The Petty Bones, Tom Marron, Dirk Billie and Krissy Duhamel, Smokey's Farmhouse Band, and Wardell Williams, 7-9 (doors open at 5:45). Tickets are $12, $10 seniors, free for children younger than 12; some reserved seating available for $15. Call 985.892.0711.
Music at the Museum National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St. The original musical production "Let Freedom Swing!" 8. Dinner packages available. Call 528.1943, .stagedoorcanteen.
Zeitgeist Concerts Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Zeitgeist Creative Music Concerts presents Swiss artists and musicians Simon Berz and Kaspar Koenig, who will perform music on instruments crafted from trash found on the streets each day of their residency in New Orleans. Performances at 10, tonight-Sun. Admission $7, $6 students and seniors, $5 Zeitgeist members. Call 827.5858 or 352.1150.
Great Russian Nutcracker Auditions Main Street Dance, 119 S. Cypress St., Hammond. Accepted applicants will perform in the Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in December. Applicants must have dance experience, be between 7 and 16 years old, come dressed in dance attire and may bring pointe shoes, 2 Sun. Call Beth Fagan, 985.902.9229, for more information.
12 Bar on Fulton Street 608 Fulton St., 310.600.1445. Terc, 9.
AllWays Lounge 2240 St. Claude Avenue, 218.5778. The Rosencrantz, 10.
Andrea's Capri Blu Lounge 3100 19th St., Metairie, 834.8583. Philip Melancon, 8.
Bad Monkey 321 Laroussini St., Westwego, 265.0595. Blowermotor and Snake Oiler, 10.
Banks Street Bar and Grill 4401 Banks St., 486.0258. Mike Darby's Birthday Bash, 10.
Bayou Bar (in the Pontchartrain Hotel) 2031 St. Charles Ave., 524.0581. Armand St. Martin, 7.
Beach House 2401 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, 456.7470. Deep Down Enzo, 9.
Bistreaux in the Maison Dupuy Hotel 1001 Toulouse St., 648.6113. Paul Longstreth, 7.
Blue Nile 532 Frenchmen St., 948.2583. Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7, Govt Majik Birthday Tribute for Fela Kuti, 10:30.
Blue Nile (upstairs) 532 Frenchmen St., 948.2583. The Fessters, 10.
BMC 1331 Decatur St. New Orleans Jazz Series, 3, Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6:30, Margie Perez, 9:30, Ashton and The Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m.
Bombay Club (in the Prince Conti Hotel) 830 Conti St., 586.0972. James Rivers Movement, 9:30.
Boomtown Casino 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366.7711. Kathleen Madigan, 9:30.
Bullet's Sports Bar 2441 A.P. Tureaud Ave., 948.4003. Les Getrex, 8.
Cadillac's Rock 'n' Country Saloon 1107 E. Airline Highway, LaPlace, 985.224.2818. Desire Street, 9:30.
Captain Gators Place LLC 7040 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, 689.2333. Open mike with Denise and Gator, 8.
Carrollton Station 8140 Willow St., 865.9190. Native America CD release plus Big History plus High In One Eye, 9:30.
Chad's Bistro 3216 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, 838.9935. Spool and the Gang, 6:30.
Checkpoint Charlie 501 Esplanade Ave., 281.4847. Devil Killing Moth with Irene, 7.
Chickie Wah Wah 2828 Canal St., 304.4714. Aaron "Woody" Wood with 3 pc. Spicy and members of 101 Runners, 10.
Circle Bar 1032 St. Charles Ave., 588.2616. The Jazzholes, 6, The Safes with The Dives plus The Unnaturals, 10.
Clever Wine Bar 3700 Orleans Ave., 483.6360. Scott Sanders Quartet featuring Olivier Bou, 8.
Colby's Cocktails 4450 Wabash St., Metairie, 885.2426. Troubleshooters, 10.
Columbia Street Tap Room and Grill 434 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985.898.0899. Fall for Art with Clockwerk, 9:30.
d.b.a. 618 Frenchmen St., 942.3731. John Boutte, 8, Stanton Moore Trio, 11.
Dago's Cantina 2101 Williams Blvd., Suites B and C, Kenner, 467.3246. Night Hawks, 9.
Dolly's Bar 2300 21st St., Kenner, 305.2731. Roy and Karen, 9.
Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., 891.8500. Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, 10.
Funky Pirate 727 Bourbon St., 523.1960. Al Carson and the Blues Masters, 8.
Green Room 521 E. Boston St., Covington, 985.892.2225. Bobby Alexander and the Delta Mudcats, 10.
Hi-Ho Lounge 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945.4446. Moto, 11 Blade, She's Still Dead, 10.
Howlin' Wolf 907 S. Peters St., 529.5844. Warehouse Fest 2010 "Be Part of the Solution" Presented by United Way with The Generationals, Dee-1, Andrew Duhon, The Dirty Bourbon River Show and more, 1.
Hurricanes Sports Bar and Grill 1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833.0050. Gashouse Gorillaz, 10.
Kerry Irish Pub 331 Decatur St., 527.5954. Filid (from Italy), 5, Invisible Cowboy Band, 9.
Le Bon Temps Roule 4801 Magazine St., 895.8117. Coot, 11.
Lehrmann's Bar and Billiards 135 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, 279.9278. Open mike with Ben and Peg, 9.
Little Tropical Isle 435 Bourbon St. Jason Bishop, 4:30, Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9.
Maple Leaf Bar 8816 Oak St., 866.9359. Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, 10:30.
Margaritaville Cafe 1104 Decatur St., 592.2565. Joe Bennett, 2, Irving Bannister's All-Stars, 5.
Mo's Chalet 3201 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 780.2961. Bobby Lonero Band, 9.
Mulate's 201 Julia St., 522.1492. Bayou DeVille, 7.
Neutral Ground Coffee House 5110 Danneel St., 891.3381. Clint Kaufmann, 8, Steve, 9, High May, 10, Jaimee Harris, 11.
New Scorpio 5213 4th St., Marrero, 302.1449. Lil Dino and Crossfire, 9.
O'Aces Lounge 1662 Gause Blvd., Slidell, 985.326.0059. Band of Brothers, 9:30.
Old Firemen's Hall 307 Fourth St., Westwego, 371.0776. Kenny L and Swamp Fire, featuring Anthony Collura, 8.
Old Point Bar 545 Patterson St., 364.0950. Dana Abbott, 9:30.
One Eyed Jacks 615 Toulouse St., 569.8361. Testaverde with Lovey Dovies and The Beams, 10.
Pelican Club Restaurant and Bar 615 Bienville St., 523.1504. Sanford Hinderlie, 7.
Razzoo Bar and Patio 511 Bourbon St., 522.5100. Karaoke and dance party, midnight.
Rivershack Tavern 3449 River Road, Jefferson, 834.4938. Refried Confuzion, 10.
Rock 'n' Bowl 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., 861.1700. Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue plus Barbara Menendez and The Help, 9.
Ruby's Roadhouse 840 Lamarque St., Mandeville, 985.626.9748. Josh Garrett and the Bottom Line, 9:30.
Smitty's After Hours 2020 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468.9420. Stimulus Package, 10.
Spotted Cat Music Club 623 Frenchmen St. Luke Winslow King, 3, The Molasses Gang, 6, Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns, 10.
Third Rock Tavern 2703 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 465.0755. Da Meat Department with Charlie Cuccia, 11.
Tipitina's 501 Napoleon Ave. Railroad Earth with Honey Island Swamp Band, 10.
Tooloula's Bar 4808 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, 985.201.8096. Backflow, 10.
Tropical Isle Bayou Club 610 Bourbon St., 529.1702. Sammy Naquin, 1, Waylon Thibodeaux, 5, T'Canaille, 9.
Tropical Isle Bourbon 721 Bourbon St., 529.4109. Captain Leo, 1, Mark Barrett, 5, Debi and the Deacons, 9.
Tropical Isle Original 600 Bourbon St., 529.1728. Butch Fields Band, 1, Late as Usual, 9.
Twist of Lime 2820 Lime St., Metairie, 455.7775. Crescent Storm, The Green Mantles, 10.
Arnaud's Jazz Bistro 813 Bienville St. (corner of Bourbon St.), 523.2847. The Gumbo Trio, 6:30.
Cafe Beignet 311 Bourbon St., 587.0727. Steamboat Willie Jazz Band, 2.
Columns Hotel 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899.9308. Andy Rogers, 8.
Fritzel's European Jazz Pub 733 Bourbon St., 561.0432. Charlie Fardella and The Jazz Package Stimulators, 9.
Hermes Bar Antoine's Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., 581.4422. Leroy Jones Quartet, 9:30 and 11.
Houston's Restaurant 1755 St. Charles Ave., 524.1579. The Garden District Trio, featuring David Hansen, Jeff Lashway and Chris Sharkey, 6:30.
Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse 300 Bourbon St., 553.2331. Shannon Powell, 8, Brass Band Jam featuring Kinfolk Brass Band, midnight.
Market Cafe 1000 Decatur St., 527.5000. Andy K. and Bobby Love, 5.
Palm Court Jazz Cafe 1204 Decatur St., 525.0200. Lionel Ferbos and the Palm Court Jazz Band, 7.
Preservation Hall 726 St. Peter St., 522.2841 or 523.8939. Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring Mark Braud, 8.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel Davenport Lounge 921 Canal St., 524.1331. Jeremy Davenport, 9.
Snug Harbor 626 Frenchmen St., 949.0696. Clark Vreeland, 8 and 10.
Steamboat Natchez Toulouse Street Wharf at Jax Brewery, 586.8777. Jazz Cruise featuring Duke Heitger's Steamboat Stompers, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30.
Sweet Lorraine's 1931 St. Claude Ave., 945.9654. '70s Costume Party, 7:30, Matt Dillon's Throwback, 9:30 and 11.
Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) 300 Gravier St., 523.6000. Zaza, 6, Anais St. John, 9.
Arms and the Man NOCCA's Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., 940.2854. George Bernard Shaw's classic about a soldier who carries chocolates instead of ammunition. Performances at 2 and 7. Tickets: $10. .NOCCAm.
Ceremonies In Dark Old Men The Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862.7529. The play tells the story of a black family living in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the 1960s. The aging patriarch struggles to hold onto his memories; his daughter toils at a dead-end office job; his two sons sell bootleg liquor and engage in petty thievery; and a smooth-talking con artist runs numbers out of their decrepit barber shop. Performance at 8. Tickets: $18 adults, $16 studentsseniors. You can charge by phone or charge online at .anthonybeantheaterm.
Chicken Little Children's Corner, Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., 522.2081. Ricky Graham creates a funny version of the classic sky-is-falling story as the Children's Corner returns. Performances at 2:30 and 4:30. Tickets: $15-$20. Student pricing is available.
Dracula -- The Whole Story Actor's Theatre of New Orleans, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Suite 200, Metairie, 456.4111. Dr. Baron Von BlitzinStickson wants to break the curse placed on his family many generations ago, but to do so, he must fall in love. The problem is that he's a vampire and a recluse to boot. Written and directed by RenÃ J.F. Piazza. Performance at 7:30. Tickets: $20 adults, $18 students and seniors. .actorstheatreofneworleansm. Suitable for the entire family.
Fences Dillard University, Cook Center Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 816.4857. August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play that explores the evolving African-American experience in the 1950s and one man's struggle to do what's right. Performance at 8. Tickets: $12, $10 seniors, $5 students.
Frozen Shadow Box Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 701.6921. Crescent Theatre Collective debuts with a story that entwines the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims and his psychologist to explore themes of forgiveness, remorse and change. Performance at 8. Tickets: $15. Recommended for mature audiences.
Mad About the Movies Rivertown Repertory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468.7221. Cabaret artist Butch Caire performs songs from Hollywood movies. Performance at 8. Tickets: $28, includes hors d'oeuvres; .rivertownrepertorytheatre.
The Mystery of Irma Vep Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581.5812. It's quick-change, high-camp entertainment, Charles Ludlam-style, starring Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman. Performance at 8. Tickets: $29, includes $5 drink credit.
Phone Whore The Backyard Ballroom, 3519 St. Claude Ave., 948.4167. A one-act play with frequent interruptions takes an unflinching look at taboo, fantasy and the place of "deviant" desires in society today. Performance at 8. Tickets: $15, $12 in advance; available online at .backyardballroomm.
Scream Queens: The Musical Teatro Wego! 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885.2000. Farce based on the careers of B-horror movie bombshells recounting their past films at the "Annual Scream-icon Convention." Performance at 7:30. Tickets: $20-$30. To reserve tickets, visit .jpas or call. Not suitable for children.
To Kill a Mockingbird Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, 985.641.0324. A young girl in a quiet Southern town is fascinated with her sensitively revealed neighbors, but, from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of life. Performance at 8. Tickets: $14, $7. Reservations online at slidelllittletheatre.
Touch Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., 909.8230. Local premiere of Toni Press-Coffman's play about a man trying to move on after the murder of his wife. Performance at 7:30. Tickets: $20.
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In a bit of cosmic irony, planets orbiting cooler stars may be more likely to remain ice-free than planets around hotter stars. This is due to the interaction of a star's light with ice and snow on the planet's surface.
Stars emit different types of light. Hotter stars emit high-energy visible and ultraviolet light, and cooler stars give off infrared and near-infrared light, which has a much lower energy.
It seems logical that the warmth of terrestrial or rocky planets should depend on the amount of light they get from their stars, all other things being equal. But new climate model research led by Aomawa Shields, a doctoral student in the University of Washington astronomy department, has added a surprising new twist to the story: Planets orbiting cool stars actually may be much warmer and less icy than their counterparts orbiting much hotter stars, even though they receive the same amount of light.
That's because the ice absorbs much of the longer wavelength, near-infrared light predominantly emitted by these cooler stars. This is counter to what we experience on Earth, where ice and snow strongly reflect the visible light emitted by the Sun.
Around a cooler (M-dwarf) star, the more light the ice absorbs, the warmer the planet gets. The planet's atmospheric greenhouse gases also absorb this near-infrared light, compounding the warming effect.
The researchers found that planets orbiting cooler stars, given similar amounts of light as those orbiting hotter stars, are therefore less likely to experience so-called "snowball states," icing over from pole to equator.
However, around a hotter star such as an F-dwarf, the star's visible and ultraviolet light is reflected by planetary ice and snow in a process called ice-albedo feedback. The more light the ice reflects, the cooler the planet gets.
This feedback can be so effective at cooling that terrestrial planets around hotter stars appear to be more susceptible than other planets to entering snowball states. That's not necessarily a bad thing, in the scheme of time -- Earth itself is believed to have experienced several snowball states during the course of its 4.6 billion year history.
Shields and co-authors found that this interaction of starlight with a planet's surface ice is less pronounced near the outer edge of the habitable zone, where carbon dioxide is expected to build up as temperatures decrease. The habitable zone is the swath of space around a star that's just right to allow an orbiting planet's surface water to be in liquid form, thus giving life a chance.
That is the case because planets at that zone's outer edge would likely have a thick atmosphere of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases, which blocks the absorption of radiation at the surface, causing the planet to lose any additional warming advantage due to the ice.
The researchers' findings are documented in a paper published in the August issue of the journal Astrobiology, and published online ahead of print July 15.
Shields said that astronomers hunting for possible life will prioritize planets less vulnerable to that snowball state -- that is, planets other than those orbiting hotter stars. But that doesn't mean they will rule out the cooler planets.
"The last snowball episode on Earth has been linked to the explosion of multicellular life on our planet," Shields said. "If someone observed our Earth then, they might not have thought there was life here -- but there certainly was.
"So though we'd look for the non-snowball planets first, we shouldn't entirely write off planets that may be ice-covered, or headed for total ice cover. There could be life there too, though it may be much harder to detect."
Shields' UW co-authors are Victoria Meadows, associate professor of astronomy; Cecilia Bitz, associate professor of atmospheric sciences; and Tyler Robinson, an astronomy research associate. Other co-authors are Raymond T. Pierrehumbert of the University of Chicago and Manoj Joshi of the University of East Anglia.
The work was funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and performed as part of the NASA Astrobiology Institute's Virtual Planetary Laboratory Lead Team.
For more information, contact Shields at ">310-600-0751 or aomawaastro.washington.edu.
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